Franklinton votes for tax increase

By Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Making no one happy as they moved to take serious steps toward rectifying financial discrepancies in the previous budget, Franklinton town commissioners split on approving their budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, forcing a vote from Mayor Elic...

Firefighter injured saving friend

YOUNGSVILLE — Volunteer firefighter Terry Perry of Youngsville arrived at his friend’s house in the nick of time Saturday morning, according to news reports. Perry was delivering breakfast to Ransom Bennett, who is wheelchair-bound after a recent accident, when he saw smoke and...
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Happy birthday, U.S. Army!

Wake Forest VFW Commander Dennis Mecum, left, is assisted by Border Restaurant owner Jerry Ammon as they cut the cake celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army and Flag Day. A spaghetti dinner was held Saturday at the restaurant with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warriors and...

Rolesville Business Expo Today

ROLESVILLE — One of the highlights of this year’s Rolesville Community-Business Expo will be its location — the newly opened Thales Academy. The expo which is today, (Thursday), 4-8 p.m. will be held in the auditorium of the new facility located at 1201 Granite Falls Blvd.,...

Three different dads in 10 years opened door for teasing

Roving Although I’m a few days late, I still have a few things to say about Father’s Day. My first dad was a great guy, but I was born at the wrong time for him to give me the attention I really needed. It was 1929 at the beginning of the Great Depression, and he passed away from...

Art tour scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists. Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Tour organizer Wake Forest Guild of Artists...

Franklinton police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Henry Lee Stafford, 50, 30 Farrier Drive, Louisburg, was arrested on West Green Street and charged with driving while impaired. He was released on written promise to appear. June 12, 6 p.m. Incidents •Non-forced entry burglary was reported at 711 West Mason Street,...

Soil & Water meeting today

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District board meeting will be held today (Thursday), June 19, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Soil & Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 South Bickett Blvd., Suite...

Wake Forest police reports – June 19, 2014

•An iPad was reported found at 10399 Ligon Mill Road. June 14, 2:49 p.m. •Walmart in Wake Forest reported the theft of assorted clothing. June 14, 10:16 a.m. •Damage to personal property was reported at 4414 Hillsgrove Road. June 14, 12:03 p.m. •A chainsaw was reported stolen at...

Library News – June 19, 2014

The focus is on kids in June at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •K-5th Adventures. Read, create, discover and explore through books,...

Franklin County Community Foundation awards grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Community Foundation board of advisors announces the 2014 awards from its community grant-making fund. The nonprofit recipients include Make a Wish Foundation, $250 for wish-granting in Franklin County; Prevent Blindness, $500 for their Star...

Nominate a good neighbor now

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is seeking youth and adult nominations for the 5th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking or receiving...

Senior center hosts resource fair June 26

WAKE FOREST — Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., hosts a resource fair June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Businesses will be on hand to talk about the services and products they provide to seniors and the community, and door prizes will be awarded. The event is also a...

Pancake fundraiser in Rolesville Tuesday

ROLESVILLE — A pancake and sausage supper fundraiser has been organized by the Rolesville Masonic Lodge to help pay medical expenses for Darlene Stoker, the wife of former police chief Tim Stoker. The event takes place Tuesday at the lodge, 207 Pulley St., Rolesville. Pancakes...

Cox completes training

TEXAS — Air Force Airman Whitley A. Cox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical...

Freedom run Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The 2014 Freedom Run 5K, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, is scheduled Saturday at 8 a.m., starting and ending at 225 E. Holding Ave. The run celebrates and supports veterans and active-duty military with the theme, Honoring Our World War II...

Fireworks and fun in Franklinton

  FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s Stand Up for America celebration takes place Thursday, July 3, at Franklinton Middle School, 224 Ram’s Way. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first of three bands starts to play at 6 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m....

Wake Forest police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Daryl Russell, 26, 271 S. Beckford Drive, Apt. H43, Henderson, was arrested at 13686 Capital Blvd., and charged with larceny, possession of heroin, an order for arrest and resist, delay or obstruct an officer. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $9,500 bond....

Rolesville police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Joseph Somma, 19, 1704-B S. Main St., Wake Forest, was arrested at 200 S. Main St., and charged with failure to appear and underage consumption of alcohol. June 13, 5 p.m. •Michael Scott Foster, 18, 1725 Graham Ave., Henderson, was arrested at 200 S. Main St.  and...

Wake Forest police citations – June 19, 2014

Reported May 30-June 5, 2014 •Gloria Jean Wiggins, 51, 11021 Sandaway Lane, speeding. May 30, 9:28 p.m. •Amy Sarah Kidd, 22, 481 Winston St., Franklinton, larceny, misdemeanor child abuse. May 30, 1:32 p.m. •Courtney Michelle Buchanan, 24, 165 Timberline Drive, Franklinton,...

Wake crime – June 19, 2014

Reported May 31-June 6. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Jade Lynda Hesson, 31, 14429 Hamletteville St., Raleigh, in Wakefield, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.M. Seaman at 11030 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with...

Franklin County police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Alfonso Bernard Johnson, 41, 1992 Ronald Tharrington Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female and resisting a public officer. The arresting deputy, J. Maloney, reported that Johnson refused to comply with directions after repeated...

Wondering what the future holds

How much is too much? This is something that has been bothering me for a while, but it has come to a head lately after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More game designers are boasting that they have the best graphics, longer stories, bigger worlds and generally more to...